Thursday, 20 January 2011

Intermission: the best of 2010

As we're now entering awards season (more on which later) thought I throw my own "best of 2010" out there. Bear in in mind that I wasn't doing this thing last year, so missed a few crucial flicks (and plenty non-crucial ones)

Top ten films of 2010:

1. Toy Story 3D
2. A Prophet
3. Another Year
4. A Single Man
5. Four Lions
6. The Social Network
7. Winter's Bone
8. Precious
9. The Runaways
10. Harry Potter 7A (by far the best of the series so far)

Bottom five films of the year:

1. Dinner for Schmucks (not just rubbish but actively offensive)
2. The Expendables
3. The Girl Who Played With Fire
4. Alice In Wonderland
5. Sex & The City II (I didn't actually see the see this, but the trailer alone gets it into the bottom five)

Top ten that I didn't see, but wish I had:

1. Bad Lieutenant
2. My Son, My Son, What have Ye Done?
3. I Am Love
4. Easy A
5. The Arbor
6. A Town Called Panic
7. Enter The Void
8. 44-Inch Chest
9. Monsters
10. The Kids Are Alright

Better than you'd think: Devil, Jackass 3D, Piranha 3D, Harry Potter 7A

Not as good as I'd hoped: Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Kick-Ass, Inception

Worst sequel: The Girl Who Played With Fire

Best title: Tied between My Son, My Son, What have Ye Done? and The Human Centipede: First Sequence

Worst title: The Last Airbender

Most pointless reboot: Nightmare On Elm Street

Ham of the year: John Ratzenberger for Toy Story 3D (obviously); honourable mention to Bob "apples and pears me old china" Hoskins for Made In Dagenham

Hollywood Central Casting stereotyped villain of the year: Big Sinister Blond Russian (The Girl Who Played With Fire)

Hunk of the year: Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), edging out the Winklevoss twins (also The Social Network) and Colin Firth (A Single Man)

Babe of the year: Kelly Brook (Piranha), ahead of Jaime Winstone (Made In Dagenham) and Kristen Stewart (The Runaways)

Best hillbilly: John Hawkes (Winter's Bone)

The Michael Bay Movie Poison Award: Zach Galifinakis

Steepest fall from grace: Dev Patel (The Last Airbender)

The Harry Dean Stanton Memorial Award (for actors who make even the worst film more watchable): Nicholas Cage

Worst Ending: The Last Exorcist

Enough already: Saw 3D

M. Night Shymalan Award for most implausible name in Hollywood: Mayhershalalalalalabaz Ali (Predators)

Worst pre-film advert: excepting the Orange ads - which used to be fairly witty but now are just utterly disgraceful and unfunny - I'd go for that bloody BT couple. Grrr!